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General Purpose: To persuade
Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience that violence is on the increase.
Central Idea: Violence should be viewed as a social problem for everyone in our society.
I. Violence has increased in our schools. Within the last four years, thirty or more teachers and students have been killed.
II. On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris (18) and Dylan Klebold (17) killed one teacher and twelve students and wounded twenty- three other individuals. Thomas Solomon (15) wounded six students in his high school. On March 24, 1998 Andrew Holden (11) and Mitchell Hogson (13) killed a total of five people and wounded ten in Westside Middle School. This information is all from Time Magazine’s May 31, 1999’s issue. There are many problems that cause violence. Drugs, gangs, guns, and television programs are all problems the students have that are linked to violence.
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